from the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy:
Agent Orange and the VA:
September 2011: Westover Vets Fight for Agent Orange Benefits
An Air Force reserve squadron out of Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, is finding some curious coincidences among the veterans who served with them. C-123 Provider planes used to spray Agent Orange during the Vietnam war were reassigned to domestic mission in the US. Dozens of these reservists have now been found to be sick - cancer, diabetes, heart disease, peripheral neuropathy, and other illnesses. Members of the 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron are now trying to get the VA to recognize that the crews who manned these 'spray planes' statesie were exposed to lingering Agent Orange contamination and should be included for benefits like those who went to Vietnam.
Source: New Haven Independent
August 2011: Agent Orange Exposure Caused Wide Range of Ailments
The VA has recognized various types of neuropathy as a 'presumptive disease', meaning they are related to qualifying military service without proof. To find out if you qualify for benefits, this article will help simplify the VA criteria and provides a link to their website. .
Source: The Leaf Chronicle